Bruno Mars Takes 6 for 6 at Grammys

Jay-Z had 8 nominations, no wins
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 29, 2018 2:12 AM CST
Chris Stapleton accepts the best country solo performance award for "Either Way" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album "24K Magic," winning all six awards he was nominated for at a show where hip-hop was expected to have a historical night. Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, walked away empty handed Sunday—a year after his wife lost album of the year to Adele, causing fans and peers to criticize the Recording Academy for not properly rewarding Beyonce's bold "Lemonade" project. And though Kendrick Lamar won five awards, he lost in the top categories, marking another year where rappers were restricted to wins in the rap categories, instead of earning coveted prizes like album of the year, the AP reports. Among the major winners:

  • Album of the Year. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic.
  • Record of the Year. Bruno Mars, "24K Magic," the album's title track.
  • Song of the Year. Bruno Mars, "That's What I Like," shared with seven co-writers.
  • Best New Artist. Alessia Cara.

  • Best Pop Album. Ed Sheeran, ÷ .
  • Best Rap Album. Kendrick Lamar, Damn.
  • Best Rap Song. Kendrick Lamar, "Humble."
  • Best Pop Solo Performance. Ed Sheeran,"Shape of You."
  • Best Country Song. Chris Stapleton, "Broken Halos."
  • Best Rock Song. Foo Fighters, "Run."
  • Best Rock Album. The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding.
  • Best Metal Performance. Mastodon, "Sultan's Curse."
  • Best Music Video. Kendrick Lamar, "Humble."
  • Best Dance/Electronic Album. Kraftwerk, 3-D The Catalogue.
Check out the Grammys website for the full list of 84 winners. (Read more Grammys stories.)

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